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maker manufacturing tools in the process. after moving to san francisco in the early '60s with his family he couldn't find a job this his field because of language barrier and his immigration status. so, what he did instead was he worked for his brother-in-law at a grocery store and later opened up his own store called john's quality market on latin street in the outer sunset between 25th and 26th avenues. john soon introduced a variety of homemade sandwiches at his market. food was his passion. customers loved the sandwiches there. then he started helping out as a cook at the french restaurant across the street. i didn't realize we had a french restaurant in the sunset. the owner was a friend and would call john when he needed help in the can ivctionv everyone. all of these events led john to pursue his passion for great food and then open john's ocean beach cafe as seen on the screen. all of the food is made from drachma and purchased from the
alemany's farmers market. the most popular dishes are the louisiana scrambler, and the greek omelette, and the hot cake, i definitely recommend them. when dph goes to john's ocean beach cafe, they score incredibly high. in fact, many of the, what we heard, many of the health department staff also often eat there as well. that's a good sign, right? our office is so proud to have john, tony and john's ocean beach cafe in the outer sunset. like the academy awards, i'm happy to accept this award on his behalf and the entire of sean's family. our office has planned a staff breakfast at john's this week. we're looking forward to presenting this award to him with our delicious meal. and this year we especially felt it was important to honor john's ocean beach cafe given they will soon be taking a break due to a mixed use development that is actually taking place on their block. so, while the feature of the
cafe is uncertain at the moment, we definitely hope that they continue to be part of our community. ~ future and we encourage everyone of course to drop by and enjoy the wonderful food if you can before the end of the year. with that, john's ocean beach cafe. thank you. (applause) >> why don't we now go to supervisor farrell. >> thanks, president chiu. so, colleagues, we are very lucky in district 2, i know we had [speaker not understood] in our own districts to have a ton of amazing restaurants, certainly along our commercial corridors. today it's a lot of fun for me to honor number of individuals who are running and own one of
the restaurants on the street that i grew up on, on chestnut street down in the marina district. and the team from de la rosa. want to welcome you guys up. i want to acknowledge [speaker not understood], the chief executive officer and the manager [speaker not understood]. thank you all for being here very much. for those of you who haven't gone to de la rosa, a few of you, my colleagues have already commented they've been to the restaurant before down on chestnut. it is on chestnut street in between pierson steiner. it has become one of the main stays of chestnut street over the last five years since they've been around. these proprietors also have a number of other restaurants here in san francisco, from super-duper, star [speaker not understood], all the other one that you've run. this one to me is -- ha become a favorite. i think what is amazing is that your restaurant appeals to
people across all age groups and all times of the day. ~ has i've never seen a busier restaurant on chestnut street. congratulations for all your success. the last year -- we have three children. two of them are of the age where they can actually go into your restaurant. when we asked them where they wanted to go for their birthday dinners the last year, both of them said they want to go do to de la rosa. it is the favorite place to go with their grandparents. my parents live in the marina district. my wife and i whenever we're out and happen to be out late at night we always end up at your restaurant if we can find a seat. but, you know, you've been such an amazing institution. everybody that i talk to just loves the experience of going there. your food is amazing. so, congratulations for all your culinary success as well. but i just really want to thank you for being such an amazing part of chestnut street as a commercial corridor. really becoming now part of the fabric of our neighborhood and congratulations to all your success on behalf of all of us on the board of supervisors. i want to commend and you want to recognize you for being
honored a the restaurant in district 2 for restaurant appreciation month. so, congratulations. (applause) >> thank you very much to all of you for this recognition, especially to you, mark. thank you very much. yes, we have done super-duper right there next to each other. and, yes, we are serving people for [speaker not understood]. from 11:00 and all the way to 1:00 a.m. every day is open. so, we're proud of that. so, thank you for recognizing us. thank you to my business partner rugiero who is wearing the chef coat today as he is at de la rosa. and all the incredible team that we have there represented by the general manager [speaker not understood] which is here today. thank you so much for the hard work that he does every day all i way to late at night until we
close. so, thank you so much. we are really honored for this award. thank you. (applause) ~ >> thank you, supervisor farrell. why don't we go to district 1, supervisor mar. >> thank you, president chiu. i'd like to ask if sean barnett could come up. he's the manager of de la roos cafe on art boulevard next to golden gate park in the richmond district.
i wanted to also acknowledge that the owner matt couldn't be here. he's a new daddy and hoping that he's going to be bringing his little one to bell a roos very soon. so, bell a roos cafe is an amazing place ~. you might see it off ar dwell a with a big red bikeway up high kind of right in the front ~. also there is a very beautiful south facing cafe area where you can sit outside and enjoy the sun as well. bell a roos cafe, my office often looks hard at the various small businesses that are in our neighborhood. bell a roos has a number of reasons why they were chosen from many people by our neighborhood who advise us as well, not only great food and coffee, but they're a real community builder as a business. sean contributes to that really as an advocate of live music in the after parties for the [speaker not understood]
festival promoting local artists. i really wanted to thank sean for his efforts to do that as well. to building community, but also a strong partner for a safer and more sustainable street along arguello and other arterials that they've been champions in supporting safer streets around the air i can't tellv sean barnett is the manager at bell a rouge. bell a rouge for eight years has been located at this intersection in the inner richmond close to golden gate parka long a bike route that can take you to the presidio. we did sunday streets there a few months ago and it's a really great neighborhood area that people should come to. and it's been a meeting place for many of the bicycle coalition and walk s.f. and many of the advocates. we often will gather there for the bike to workdays or coming up for the halloween bike ride to work as well. but i know lots of stuff goes on. before the current ownership started eight years ago, megan lynch, the former owner was a
champion for small businesses in supporting not just her own business, bell a rouge cafe which she really believed in as a bicyclist, but also supporting other small cafes and coffee shops. so, there's a whole tradition of ownership and promoting the community. bell a rouge is a bike friendly place. you can tell by the various icon on the wall, but also the culture that they create. many students from usf to people all over the neighborhood stop there as a gathering place. there is also lots of games and they really encourage interaction among people as you eat there. i'll just say that the dinners now are wonderful with pizzas, but my favorite is the breakfast brito along with my coffee in the morning especially on sunny mornings sitting outside as well. ~ bur it owe also if you're a bike coalition member you get [speaker not understood]. the live music on fridays and saturdays are really incredible. people should support them.
the food is very a portable, but really, really good. they also really care about the community and working with the other merchants are around the area are really advocating for a safer inner richmond district as well. as my office works on vision zero at the corner of arguello boulevard, businesses like bell a rouge and other are championing a safer richmond and safer streets. i also wanted to just add that the website and the facebook pablo for bell a rouge cafe give a lot of the list of all the music that's coming up ~ also the great food and drinks you can get there as well. so, please give a hand for sean barnett and bell a rouge cafe. if you'd like to say a few words, too. (applause) >> thank you. thanks a lot. i guess this means a lot. it's really nice. industry that isn't all that
glamorous, it's pretty sweet to be invited here. yeah, we just show up and work really hard and have a good time and make sure we can do both of those things at the same time. and when people recognize this, it's really nice. and one last thing, mamo sigant cirques de soleil. ~ sigantes. (applause) >> okay, supervisor mar. we have two more presentations today. i will make the next one. and i first just want to thank all of our colleagues for recognizing the amazing restaurants in our city. this is definitely making me hungry and i look forward to taking a tour of all of these restaurants around san francisco. but today i want to welcome the folks who are running an
amazing gem in my district which is the cafe fun table on post street between leavenworth and hyde. when it opened a few years ago in 2009, this is an incredible and an extremely cute intimate spot which any neighborhood must have to give it a sense of permanence and coziness. last year the new owners tom benson and rony roos took over and they maintained the fresh food and coffee as well as the sense of community and inclusiveness. >> appreciate it. >> farm table gets most of its ingredients from the civic center farmers market and source he he coffee and baked goods from around the bay area. to encourage good old-fashioned human interaction, they don't have wi-fi. if you sit at the one haul table inside you'll likely strike up a conversation. i also want to mention the apartment that is right outside their front door. it is a great neighborhood gathering space. wendy's actually planted more greenery into the parkway making it a beautiful green
space and an area that has very little. it's one of the best park lets in our city. today i am pleased to welcome tom benson as well as his daughter shelly to accept this honor. shelly recently moved here after graduating from college where she studies agricultural industries and marketing which i think is a perfect fit for the work that you do with your parents. so, with that, tom and shelly. (applause) >> thank you. nice to be down here. we just started up the business a year and a half ago, spent a lot of time in city hall, chasing down the permits and all those kinds of thing. it's nice to be recognized for our efforts of getting the business up and running and operating. i'll be down here at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning at the farmers market. i take my little red granny cart there every wednesday morning and spend from about 7 to 8:30 picking up probably 80% of all the eggs and produce that we use in a week's period of time at the shop.
otherwise we source the stuff from local artisans and business he and we're trying to expand that to bring their products into our little shop so we can all work together. our name farm table is just [speaker not understood] between farm and table because we try to be a close as we can to farms as we are to our table. so, almost everything we buy we buy direct. thank you. (applause)
>> we have one final presentation today from our mayor's office represented by joaquin torres. >> oh, we do? >> thank you, president chiu, members of the board of supervisors. it's a great privilege today to be here to recognize what truly is an anchor in the district 5 community of the fillmore. and i know that both [speaker not understood] white and her had you band david are very much appreciated in district 10 as well especially this sunday where david will be cooking to help support community youth center in the bayview. together with supervisor malia cohen. she is not being recognized today only for the incredible food that she and her husband put on the tables for so many guests who visit the fillmore, but also for the incredible community activism that she's involved in, especially currently right now in terms of your leadership mineta, with the lower fillmore and [speaker not understood] and making sure the fillmore is as successful and strong as ever.
i know that mayor lee and invested neighborhoods truly appreciate all of the leadership that you've been providing for this community and for the businesses. one of the first things that we actually had a chance to work on together in her new role was making sure an adjoining business across the street no longer had its entryway blocked because of a bus stop that was [speaker not understood] we are so happy to finally have that out of the way and get people in and out of businesses because that's something you care so much about. so, both for you, mineta, and to your husband david, we thank you so much for i believe the 7 years of incredible food and service and community that you build not only inside of 1300 fillmore, but throughout and up and down the corridor. so, thank you. if you would take a few moments to say a few words. >> thank you. i would like to thank the mayor lee for this recognition during restaurant appreciation month. the timing of course is perfect. we're celebrating our 7 years in business this saturday.
we know it takes time for a neighborhood to go through its transition as supervisor breed said earlier. we've been struggling through some changes, but it's been all positive and we've seen a lot grow. progress is happening. as well as the businesses on the street, we take pride in building our community and giving back and we take extremely interest in economic sector on our corridor. 1300 is more than a restaurant. it's a place of community. it's where people connect. of course, yes, the chef is not here today. he's actually going to prepare for the restaurant to open [speaker not understood]. we plan on continuing our efforts in the fillmore with the leadership of supervisor breed who is continuously on me to make sure that this merchants association gets going and to take part of one
of her soldier, i can say, in district 5 in helping our neighborhood grow. again, thank you for this recognition. it's always nice to be honored in this way, especially when we're doing what we love. we he love the business of 1300. we love our community. and also without saying we love the city. so, thank you very much. (applause)
>> thank you, everyone. i again want to thank all the amazing restaurants that were represented here today. that does conclude this year's presentation of restaurant appreciation month. and for the next year, everyone, happy eating. and with that, madam clerk, why don't we now go to the next items on our agenda. if you could call item 12. >> item 12 is an ordinance to amend the park code to approve amendments and lease extension with glenn eagles partners for flexible pricing to commence on the effective date of the ordinance and ending november 30th, 2022 nor 7% of the gross revenues. >> roll call vote. ~ >> on item 12, supervisor chiu. >> aye. >> chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed?
breed aye. supervisor campos. campos aye. there are 11 aye. >> the ordinance is passed on the first reading. next item. [gavel] >> item 13 is a resolution to adopt the mental health services act integration plan for 2014 through 2017. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> item 14. >> item 14, resolution to approve the grant agreements and modifications between the city and the institute on aging during the period of july 1st, 2010 to june 20th 2019 to a total not to exceed amount of 39 million. >> same house same call, the resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 15 contract renewal for the california department of health care services mental health services for the period july through june 20th 2015. >> same house same call, this resolution is adopted [gavel] ~ >> next item. >> >> [speaker not understood] and a 55 year lease and access license to the friends of the geneva office building and power house for the
rehabilitation and use of the building and power house for cameron beach rail yard. >> supervisor avalos. >> thank you very much. i just wanted to thank supervisor farrell for co-sponsoring this legislation and for his actual reaching out to folks on the geneva office building board. that will be that partnership that is starting will be very helpful as will this lease disposition and development agreement will be for enabling the fund-raiser to actually have documents to show that we're making progress on the permitting for the site. so, excited to have your support, colleagues. thank you. >> colleagues, can we do this same house same call? without objection this resolution is adopted [gavel] >> next item. >> item 17 is a resolution to approve the 2014 grant application for the united states department of housing and urban development continuum of care program in an amount not to exceed 27 million and fulfilling the board of
supervisors' review and approval process for all annual or otherwise reoccurring grants of 5 million or more. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 18, motion to respond to the civil grand jury request to provide a status update on the board of supervisors response to recommendation number 13 contained in the 2011 through 12 civil grand jury report entitled deja vu all over again, san francisco city's technology needs a culture shock. >> colleagues, same house same call? without objection this motion is approved. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 19, ordinance to amend the public works code to require the installation of city-owned communication infrastructure in excavation projects where the city has determined that it is both financially feasible and consistent with the city's long-term goals to develop the communications infrastructure. >> thank you. president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair. colleagues, i want to appreciate your consideration of our dig once ordinance.
and i want to thank supervisors wiener and cohen for their co-sponsorship. i propose this dig once ordinance to help us build out our city's fiber-optic network which is the backbone of internet connectivity while saving money and limiting construction impacts on our residents, neighborhoods, and traffic. this ordinance establishes the policy that if we're going to dig up any of our streets for any reason, let's just dig once. requiring fiber conduit to be installed when streets are already opened up will save our city millions of dollars that would otherwise be spent digging up streets multiple times. the city will pay for incremental costs including materials and labor required to install additional fiber conduit. engineering estimates find that we can save between 25 and 75% on these installations with this policy and, of course, these disruptions are something that our growing city ha become too familiar with and they will be limited by dig once. in recent years while we've already installed 140 miles of
fiber to serve the connectivity needs of our government, dig once will expand our fiber network and help close the digital divide for many residents of low-income communities who are still off line. it's estimated that it's close to 20% of residents in our city. we need to do better. broadband internet service is no longer an option or luxury, it's a necessity for full participation in our economy and our educational system. in the 21st century, cities need access to affordable high-speed broadband to compete just a access to water, roads, and electricity were crucial in the 20th century. san francisco has lagged other cities around the world. and while our city's network is now providing free wi-fi on market street, at our airport, in public housing, and in some of our parks, we can do better. we can also work with the private sector more. several years ago i began to ask if we could lease our unused identifiabler capacity also known as dark fiber, and
our department of technology now does that in a limited way bringing almost $300,000 a year. we should do more of this and bring in potentially millions of dollars to the city to reinvest the revenues into our identifiabler network. with that, kaolin, i ask for your support and hope we can move this forward. ~ fiber >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i want to thank president chiu for his leadership on this incredibly important piece of legislation. and i will [speaker not understood] committee. this actually should not take legislation. ideally, our city departments, our executive branch, our department of technology, dpw, so forth, should make this happen. the fact is for years and years and years we've been periodically digging up streets. it's been accelerating recently in terms of sewer work and water work and gas line work and road resurfacing. it should be standard practice
without any legislation to put the conduit in so that we can lay fiber and expand our municipal fiber networks. and it's been disappointing to me when, for example, the street that i live on was i think in a state of being torn up for about 15 months. they could have put fiber there now it's all covered up. but better late than never. since its hasn't been happening we're requiring it be considered. this is an important step forward. it's exciting for the work going forward we're going to see more conduit laid in expansion of our municipal fiber america. i will say, though, we need to be diligent in making sure this actually happens. the department of technology, it's a new thing for the department in terms of having to navigate all the different departments and utilities involved in these road projects. and as we've learned in term of pedestrian projects and other street design projects, it is
sometimes like navigating an obstacle course. every department or someone within the department has a reason to say no. it's not feasible, it's not doable. it's too expensive, it's too difficult. and we need to really make sure that our departments have a can-do attitude about getting this conduit laid. it is not rocket science. it just needs to happen and we need to have our departments have an attitude that it can and will happen. and we need to support the department of technology when other departments or utilities just say no and obstruct the ability to actually get this done. in committee, i offered an amendment that was adopted to require periodic reporting by the department of technology of all of the blocks. there are a number of blocks that had this kind of work done in terms of the street being dug up. how many opportunities there were to lay conduit and how many times conduit was actually
laid so that we can actually see this is happening in a high percentage of street projects or is it a low percentage. and i'll tell you, if it is a low percentage i would be very open in the future to responding to that by turning this into some sort of mandate. i hope we don't have to go in that direction. i hope that our departments and our utilities all work together to actually get this done so that we don't have to create a mandate that conduit must be laid because we do have the power to do that. we're not doing that in this legislation. we're simply always requiring that it be considered and i hope that everyone will play nice and really have a unified approach to getting this done. thank you. >> thank you, colleague. colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? would youv objection this ordinance is passed on the first read [gavel] >> next item, item 20. >> item 20 is an ordinance to amendedth planning code to permit arcades in the haight street neighborhood commercial district, affirming the
planning department's determination under the california environmental quality act and making the requisite findings ~. >> colleagues, same house same call? this ordinance is passed on the first reading. [gavel] >> next. >> item 21, ordinance to amend the health code article 38 and the corresponding building code sections to require an enhanced ventilation system for sensitive use projects within the air pollutant exposure zone and to establish document review fees making environmental finding and findings under the california health and safety code. >> supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. colleagues, thanks for hearing this item. today this ordinance is a result of months of work with the department of public health and the planning department to strengthen the ventilation requirements for new housing to ensure it is protective -- it's protecting public health. certain parts and areas in san francisco particularly in the southeastern neighborhoods suffered disproportionately from environmental impacts such
as truck traffic, freeway traffic as well as industrial activities. this is also the area of the city that is experiencing a significant amount of growth and housing construction. and as a city, we are also aggressively developing formerly industrial properties and brown fill sites with housing and commercial space as well as parks. we know that exposure to particulate matter such as diesel emissions can lead to chronic health problems that -- health problems and that people living near free ways and other emitters are most vulnerable to this. the ordinance before you today updates our city's landmark article 38 of the health code to require developers that are retrofitting a large portion of a home to -- or building a new house in a designated air quality hot